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Top Gear stars pulled up a runway at 100 miles per hour in titanium shoes in most dangerous stunt ever

TOP Gear producers have years of experience in – just about – keeping the show’s hosts alive.

But in the new series, it sounds like they’re treading a fine line. 

Paddy McGuinness – who fronts the BBC1 series alongside Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris – says one stunt sees them wearing just a pair of shoes as they are pulled by a car at 100mph.

He revealed: “On the new series of Top Gear coming up, we hold on to the back of a car with titanium plates on our shoes and it drags us up a runway. It’s like water skiing on tarmac at 100 mph.” 

The latest stunt comes a year after Paddy had his very own Richard Hammond moment, as he spun a £250,000 Lamborghini off a road in the Yorkshire Dales, writing it off. 

In 2006, Richard spent two weeks in a coma after he lost control of a dragster while filming.


And while he wouldn’t want to end up in hospital, Paddy joked that he’d have preferred a more rock and roll crash – not one at about 40mph like he managed.

He said: “In a way I was gutted it wasn’t more spectacular.

“Hammond’s was a proper serious crash.”

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